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Creamy Almond Vinaigrette Dressing


Creamy Almond Vinaigrette Dressing

Serves: 6

Category: Salads, Dressings, Dips and Sauces
Author: www.drfuhrman.com
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss

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This delicious dressing comes together in minutes and hits all the right notes. Healthy fat from the almonds, a bite from the balsamic vinegar, a hint of sweetness contributed by the raisins and some Dijon mustard and garlic for the finishing touch of flavor. It also works well as a sauce for cooked vegetables.

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Ingredients:

1 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
1 cup raw almonds
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup raisins
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic

Instructions:

Blend ingredients in a high-powered blender until creamy and smooth.

Calories 181; Protein 7 g; Carbohydrates 13 g; Sugars 6 g; Total Fat 12.5 g; Saturated Fat 1 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 38 mg; Fiber 3.4 g; Beta-Carotene 1 ug; Vitamin C 2 mg; Calcium 122 mg; Iron 1.3 mg; Folate 13 ug; Magnesium 75 mg; Potassium 284 mg; Zinc 0.9 mg; Selenium 1.3 ug

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Sandi

09/12/2011 03:32 PM

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This dressing is a winner. I didn't have lemon juice, so I substituted half a clementine.

free2choose

09/12/2011 10:40 PM

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Yum! I used garlic powder instead of a clove, and it's still great! Also, I had only no-salt stone-ground mustard, rather than Dijon. My favorite recipes so far are this one, the Dijon Date recipe, and the Beet recipe.

allysonann

09/13/2011 06:48 PM

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Yes Yes And Yes, Use this over steamed Broccoli last night, good for dipping the Tofu in......Easy to make, I may use the garlic powder next time as well. Very potent on the raw garlic. love garlic, but I work retail, and I shall cut the garlic down a bit next batch.

LEFTYDREAD

09/14/2011 01:56 PM

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FINALLY!!!! A yummy dressing I can really sink my teeth into... delish!! :)
This comment was last edited on 09/14/2011 01:59 PM

Di1

09/15/2011 04:54 PM

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Wow! That's a good dressing! Thanks. OK. It said "Click a star to rate this recipe" So I clicked a star thinking I would then get a chance to select 5 stars. Just glad I didn't click the first star. I can't figure out how to undo the four stars. THIS IS A 5-STAR recipe.
This comment was last edited on 09/15/2011 04:57 PM

millpond

01/26/2012 02:43 PM

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Love it! I used currants instead of raisins, and rice milk...it still turned out great.

Jlo2670

05/18/2012 02:47 PM

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Excellent tasting dressing. This one is a keeper. I've used raw almonds. Will try almond butter next time. I didn't have Dijon mustard so used regular yellow.

JaniceN

08/20/2012 07:19 PM

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What a great salad dressing...just perfect! DE LICIOUS!

brosshp2003

08/21/2012 12:09 AM

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WOW!!! This is fantastic! I used dates instead of raisins and it turned out great!

buffyB

01/26/2013 11:38 AM

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I've made this several times. It's great on any salad, especially good on a cabbage salad with apples, raisins and a few walnuts---tasted like a Waldorf salad we used to make with mayonnaise.

bfalta

02/03/2013 09:16 PM

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This was so nasty in texture. Taste was good, but gritty texture makes this a no-go!

lawryfamily replies:

07/20/2019 08:12 AM

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Sounds like your blender wasn't powerful enough to liquefy the almonds. I recommend investing in a Vitamix which can do the job best. Or you can try soaking the almonds in water for a couple of hours to soften them before blending.

garnetquest

03/05/2013 01:13 PM

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This is so delicious you can eat it straight with a spoon! It's sweet tasting. I made it in a Vitamix and it comes out creamy. I used 3 dates instead of rasins, raspberry vinegar instead of balsamic vingear, and almond butter (organic, just almonds).

hbielich

05/01/2013 08:33 PM

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OK - Add me to the list of five-star fans for this dressing. It is now my favorite! I used roasted almond butter from Costco as I'm trying to use it up before going to raw almonds. I put all the ingredients in the Vita Mix and yummy! I could eat it without the salad!
Who was it that said "Salad is just a vehicle for the dressing"?

hbielich

06/10/2013 09:47 PM

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WOW! I just tried this recipe using Lucero Blackberry Balsamic vinegar and it was great! I can't wait to try their Strawberry and Peach Balsamic vinegars. Salads were never so good before ETL! I wish I could give this 6 stars!
This comment was last edited on 06/10/2013 09:48 PM

BkAtty

06/15/2013 07:21 PM

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My rating is for the dressing as presented in the recipe. I found it too sweet.
The next time I made it, I eliminated the raisins. I added a teaspoon or so of miso and added a large roasted garlic clove in addition to the raw garlic clove called for in the recipe. Finally, I added freshly ground black pepper. DeeLish.

OutdoorLawyer

06/26/2013 10:47 PM

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This is great over arugula and steamed asparagus. I might cut back on the almonds and raisins next time, but otherwise it's good as is.

Elaine Garces

03/14/2014 09:24 PM

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Very good dressing. I give it 4.5 stars because I like so many other dressing recipes offered in this website even more. I have made this a few times already. Thank you

kimberlyhealth

03/25/2014 06:09 PM

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Very Tasty! I Didn't Have Raisins So I Used About 6 Grapes. I'm New At This "Eating Right Stuff" I Hope I Did Not Change The Health Benefit.

Tina

03/25/2014 06:11 PM

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Great recipe! Definitely going to make it again!
This comment was last edited on 03/25/2014 06:11 PM

magicmarty

03/26/2014 09:26 AM

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Just superb! I am having a hard time eliminating salt and this dressing really does it for me!! Yeah Dr. Fuhrman!

davol

03/26/2014 02:07 PM

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In a word, DELICIOUS. Can hardly wait to try it over steamed vegetables too.

davol

03/26/2014 02:25 PM

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In a word, DELICIOUS. Can hardly wait to try it over steamed vegetables too.

MsMargo

03/26/2014 08:46 PM

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This was a delightful dressing.. I was getting frustrated with the dressings that I had been trying. This one is a keeper.. Reminded me of Russian dressing. I put more garlic as that is my favorite. I am dancing around my kitchen singing "Happy" Clap along if you feel like this dressing is the truth...LOL

Toile de Jouy

03/26/2014 09:50 PM

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Excellent as written (using 1/2 cup fresh almond butter with raw almonds) but even better with two additional garlic cloves, 1 Tablespoon ACV, and 1 Tablespoon Bragg's Liquid Aminos. Even our picky teen loved it. A winner!

Wendywoman

03/26/2014 10:04 PM

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Served it with steamed broccoli and mushrooms on a bed of wilted spinach. Delicious!

Congruence

04/09/2014 05:53 PM

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Love love love this dressing. I make it exactly as written. I store it in a bowl because it's thick. 5 stars

Congruence

04/09/2014 05:53 PM

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Love love love this dressing. I make it exactly as written. I store it in a bowl because it's thick. 5 stars

lhad

04/10/2014 05:29 PM

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I followed the recipe using almond butter. It is very good only I have so much of it I filled a 2 cup container. After reading some of the comments I'm going to pour it over some veggies for dinner.

RachelCooks

04/16/2014 09:38 AM

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Very delicious!!! Brings me back to the days of creamy dressings!!

jghand

07/21/2014 10:31 PM

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I liked it, but it was a slightly too tart for me. I think next time I will reduce either the balsamic vinegar and/or the Dijon mustard. I also added two pitted dates into the 1/4 cup of raisins.

Itsbabs

08/30/2014 10:22 PM

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I have tried many dressings, but never found one I actually liked. Finally, I found this one and it is great! The dressings I made in the past were either too strong or didn't taste good. I can now make salad my main dish.

Jeffk24

09/02/2014 09:46 PM

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Used sunflower seed butter instead of almonds. Super good

VERONIQUE

09/04/2014 05:24 PM

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Super yummy, great to dip raw veggies for our board meals and fantastic on a bed of power greens, organic strawberries, hot house grown bell peppers, little red onion. Love it!!!! Thank you!

Laury

12/31/2015 05:19 PM

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I served this dressing exactly as written to my SAD eating family for Christmas dinner. They all LOVE this dressing. My super-unhealthy eating mom had me show her how to make it. My favorite use is in "stuffers"... half a pita, some salad, some steamed veggies (asparagus or Brussels sprouts are a good choice) and a drizzle... best lunch ever!

cgc704

02/06/2019 08:38 PM

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I REALLY enjoyed this dressing. Often I just endure the dressing. But this one is so tasty, right consitency and great flavor. 

 

hubbardjg

02/27/2019 09:54 PM

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I made this dressing two years ago for Thanksgiving but no one brought any salad. Instead it was spooned onto Turkey and everyone complimented my "vegan" dressing. This dressing is the aboslute best tasting dressing I have ever had. It feels insufficient to type that but I really mean it. This dressing has the best flavor of any I have ever had - regardless of content.

KimFJones

07/22/2019 03:52 PM

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Mine was super thin. I used almond butter (1/2 cup) versus 1 cup of raw almonds. I don’t own a vita mix so I opted for the almond butter. Perhaps that was why it was thin. I haven’t a clue and no one has posted about this problem - especially the other person that used almond butter.